A picture of a Otterbossie


Gomphostigma spp.

Also known as

Otter Bush

Gomphostigma virgatum 1 by Cillas (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size

5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Otterbossie

Gomphostigma virgatum - Fleurs
Gomphostigma virgatum - Fleurs-5
Gomphostigma virgatum - Fleurs-2
Gomphostigma virgatum - Fleurs-4
Gomphostigma virgatum - Fleurs-3

Otterbossie Overview

The genus Gomphostigma resides in the Scrophulariaceae family and is thought to contain 2 species. These are evergreen shrubs with narrow, stemless foliage which is reduced to needle-like, silvery-grey leaves. Flowers are small, white and possess 4 petals. They are borne in graceful clusters on arching branches and last from summer through to autumn.

Special features of Otterbossie

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves